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Sure I love the law and I have a great job, but I also enjoy getting out and getting away from my desk. To balance out the negative impact that riding a desk can have, I've taken up triathlons. I've completed Ironman CDA in 2008 and 2006. My three kids are awesome and keep Dad busy. They make me proud to be their father.


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Practice areas


  1. Government: 50%
    18 years, 1.5 thousand cases
  2. Litigation: 30%
    18 years, 2 thousand cases
  3. Military Law: 20%
    15 years, 500 cases


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Attorney endorsements

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  • Kyle Christian Van de Water

    I give my strongest recommendation to Mr. Patrick Johnson. I met and worked with Patrick while serving at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, WA. At that time, Patrick and I served as Trial Defense Services Defense Counsel in the reserves. Patrick has a reputation of being a gifted lawyer, with remarkable work ethic and stellar advocacy skills.


    Kyle Van de Water Litigation Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • N. Joshua Dart

    Mr. Johnson is a great attorney and a great person. I had the pleasure of working with him on several Criminal Defense matters in Spokane, Washington. I endorse this lawyer without reservation.


    N. Dart Litigation Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

Contact info

Patrick T Johnson JR

1100 W Mallon Ave
Spokane, WA, 99260-2043


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Spokane's Top LawyersSpokane Coeur d'Alene Living Magazine2015
Spokane's Top LawyersSpoken Coeur d'Alene Living Magazine2013
Partners in Justice-NomineeLutheran Community Services2012
Spokane's Top 100 LawyersSpokane Coeur d'Alene Living Magazine2012
Spokane's Top 100 LaywersSpokane Coeur d'Alene Living Magazine2011
Spokane's Top 100 LawyersSpokane Coeur d'Alene Living Magazine2010
Spokane's Top 100 LawyersSpokane Coeur d'Alene Living Magazine2009
Local Hero AwardWashington State Bar Association2008
Partners in JusticeVictim Rights Response Team of Lutheran Community Services2007
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Major, Senior Defense CounselUS Army JAG Corps2001 - Present
Deputy Prosecuting AttorneySpokane County Prosecutor's Office1998 - Present
Legal InternCity of Spokane Public Defender's Office1997 - 1998
Association namePosition nameDuration
Spokane County Bar AssociationMember2012 - Present
VALOR (Vulnerable Adults Links United)Member2008 - 2014
VALU (Vulnerable Adults Links United)Member2006 - 2014
SCOPE (Sheriff's Community Oriented Policing Effort)Board of Directors2006 - 2009
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
State of Washington v. Michael BourassaDefendant sentenced to 12 months in jail.
US v. LTC Marcus CusterClient exonerated of Illegally importing RPG's
State V. DyfortHung jury (11-1 to convict); I declined to refile
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Gonzaga University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1998
Central Washington UniversityBusiness Administration (Finance Specialization)BS - Bachelor of Science1994
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
VALU Spring SummitElder Abuse Trends2015
Bridge BuildersElder Abuse Trends2015
Washington Association of Prosecuting AttorneysCross-Examination2013
Washington Association of Prosecuting AttorneysEthics in Cross-Examination2012
Washington Association of Prosecuting AttorneysEthics in Cross-Examination2012
Public Service Brown Bag & Justice ForumProtecting our Most Vulnerable Population2012
National Crime Victim Conference-New OrleansA Team Approach to Elder Abuse Prosecution2012
Advising the ElderlyDistinguishing Civil from Criminal Wrongdoing2012
Elder Abuse Issues in Spokane CountyProsecuting Elder Abuse-Not the same old story2009
Elder Abuse ConferenceElder Abuse Case Study2009
VALU Spring SummitElder Law Prosecution2008
Issues Facing Elderly and Vulnerable Adults (CLE)Elder Law Prosecution2008
Annual Fraud ConferenceUse of Experts in Trial2008
VALU Spring SummitVulnerable Adult Financial Exploitation2007